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JAG Board of Directors

Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates Inc. (aka JAG Nevada) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is governed by a board of directors.  Each board member is appointed by the Governor of the state of Nevada.  Formed in 2014, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed twenty-six (26) members to the board of directors.  The makeup of the board includes at least 51% from the private sector and includes a geographically diverse membership that represents most regions of the state. 

Board Leadership

Board Chairperson – Frank Woodbeck

Board Vice Chairperson – Kris Wells

Budget and Finance Committee Chairperson – Dennis Perea

Communications and Outreach Committee Chairperson – Jennifer Day

Human Resources Committee Chairperson – Janice Newman

Nominating and Bylaws Committee Chairperson – Punam Mathur

Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson – Nancy Brune

Secretary – Tray Abney

Treasurer – Maria Jose Gatti

NameTitleProfessional Affiliation
Abney, TrayIndependentThe Abney Tauchen Group
Asher, DonIndependentAsher Associates
Brekken, Katheryn (K.C.)Assistant Research ProfessorUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brown, HannahPresident EmeritaUrban Chamber
Brune, NancyExecutive DirectorGuinn Center for Policy Priorities
Burns, DawnAssessment OfficerClark County School District
Capurro, ChelseaGovernment AffairsGriffin Company
Clausen, KirkIndependent
Davis, Traci
Day, JenniferIndependent Consultant
Diaz, OliviaCouncilwomanCity of Las Vegas
Douglass-Morgan, SandraChairNevada Gaming Control Board
Fain, JuanitaVice President for Student AffairsUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
Gatti, Maria JoseExec. Dir. Corp. Philan.MGM Resorts
Gonzales, GabrielEducation Organizational Management and DevelopmentNV Virtual Academy
Jara, JesusSuperintendentClark County School District
Kieckhefer, BenSenatorNevada State Senate
Leavitt, LibertyOutreach ManagerCORE Academy
Mathur, PunamExecutive DirectorElaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
Moore, TracyEducation & Alternative Adult HSDepartment of Education
Moradkhan, PaulGovernment AffairsLV Metro Chamber of Commerce
Morris, MattJudicial Law ClerkNevada Supreme Court
Newman, JaniceOwner/PresidentNewman HR
Patterson, BartPresidentNevada State College
Perea, DennisDeputy DirectorDETR
Reilly, ChrisWorkforce Development and Education LeadTesla
Wells, KrisArea Manager- External AffairsAT & T
Woodbeck, FrankExecutive Director for Grants and Special ProjectsCollege of Southern Nevada